The 2013 Hadassah Annual Conference for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was held on November 17, 2013 at Hadassah Ein Kerem. Doctors at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and other caregivers discussed topics of concern to patients with MS and their families. The conference was run by the "Center for Multiple Sclerosis", and was open to patients and their families as well as professionals and specialists in this field.
“Hadassah is the place where the ice breaks,” says Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach,
Director of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
The Nutrition Center of the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital recently held a seminar featuring a multidisciplinary team dealing with the problems of food and nutrition in children from infancy to adolescence, and the role of the gastroenterologist in the treatment of those with eating disorders.
When 12-year-old Dennis immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine, he was already sick and in need of a bone marrow transplant. His life was saved at Hadassah, thanks to a bone marrow donor from Germany. Now 18 years old, Dennis has joined the army. He could have chosen not to go into a combat unit because, as an only child, according to Israeli law, he need not serve as a combat soldier. In fact, he required his mother’s permission to enter a fighting unit. Both Dennis and his mother, however, were in agreement about this commitment. As his mother said, “After what Israel and Hadassah did for us,” we need to give back.”
Attending the Bar Mitzvah of a boy whose mother’s life he helped to save while she was pregnant with him, and being at the wedding of a woman he has treated since she was an infant are two of Prof. Eitan Kerem’s most recent emotion-packed experiences as the Chair of the Pediatrics Division at the Hadassah Medical Center.
The nursing administration of Hadassah University Hospital at Mt. Scopus and the Jerusalem Centre of the Performing Arts invite the public to a new exhibit called “On the Top of Mt. Scopus”.
“It’s the best thing to do in medicine; it’s fulfilling, fascinating, challenging, and rewarding,” says Dr. Yoram Maaravi, the Hadassah Medical Center’s Director of Geriatric Rehabilitation, in describing his career as a geriatrician at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Every week, Hadassah receives inquiries from all over the world, asking if, perhaps, individuals suffering from various illnesses should seek help in Israel at Hadassah.
For the past 20 years, every student in Hadassah’s medical school has participated in a two-week trauma course after finishing his sixth year; as a result, there are almost 3,000 Hadassah graduates practicing medicine around the world who have been trained to treat blast trauma victims and handle triage during a mass casualty event.
A first in Israel offers hope for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Researchers at Hadassah have demonstrated that they are able to stop the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).